Kev’s Daily Take On 04/07/2023

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Religious Holidays


GOOD FRIDAY is also known as Holy Friday or Black Friday.  After Christ was taken away, he was put on trial six times where He was spit on, beaten, flogged, had the crown of thorns thrust upon His head and found guilty on false charges.  Since it was Passover, the custom was for the Romans (who were in charge) to release one prisoner back to the people and on this day, they were given a choice – either Jesus, whom they had hailed as king less than a week ago, or Barabbas, a murderer.  The chief priests went through the crowd inciting the people against Christ and Barabbas was freed while Jesus was led away to be crucified.  He hung on the cross for 6 hours from about 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Around noon, darkness came over the land and He was heard to say, “Lord, Lord, why have you forsaken me?” I believe the last three hours was when God visited His punishment for all of our sins upon Christ.  Afterward He stated, “It is finished” and then “Into your hands I commit my spirit” and died.  One of the soldiers, then thrust his spear into Christ’s side so that blood and water flowed out of the wound.  He was taken down and buried in a tomb.  Guards were put at the tomb to make sure no one would come move the body.  They were prepared for someone trying to get in – they were not ready for someone coming out.

Family and Friends

This one’s for the gals.  NATIONAL GIRL ME TOO DAY is all about the fairer sex encouraging each other.  Women certainly have many struggles to face, it seems more than men.  I won’t pretend to understand what a woman has to go through I just know that it is good for all of you to be there for each other. If a lady is bending your ear with some problems, chances are, another woman can relate and the appropriate response for today is, “Girl, me too.”

Celebrate You with…

While you are enjoying the day and maybe a cold frosty, why not celebrate NATIONAL NO HOUSEWORK DAY.  Take the day off from cleaning, dusting, laundry, and other chores…there is always tomorrow to get back to it.  If tomorrow doesn’t come, then you didn’t spend your last day cleaning.

Belly up to the Bar

Let’s get right to it and hoist a frosty mug to NATIONAL BEER DAY.  Sadness and gloom were found throughout the land as the dark time of “Prohibition” prevailed and the people found themselves without their drink of choice.  This monstrous era lasted for 13 years until, on this day in 1933, a hero by the name of President Franklin D. Roosevelt dispelled the darkness by signing a law that allowed the people to brew and sell beer once again.  There was great rejoicing in the land and the suds did flow.  Pour your favorite stout, ale, pilsner, IPA or whatever you are thirsty for and enjoy.  I predict a couple of Budweiser’s flowing my way.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL COFFEE CAKE DAY is a good way to start and/or end the day.  This delightful dish can be flavored with cinnamon and other spices, filled with fruit, and usually has a crumbly topping or is drizzled with a glaze.  It goes better with coffee than beer but if you wish to be adventurous – be my guest.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Black Saturday

Zoo Lovers Day

All is Ours Day

National Empanada Day

Catch and Release Day

On this day…

1948 – The World Health Organization is formed through the United Nations

1949 – Broadway welcomes the musical South Pacific

1963 – Jack Nicklaus wins his first Masters

1970 – John Wayne wins his first and only Oscar for True Grit

1994 – 10 Belgian Peacekeepers are killed in Rwanda leaving the world to believe that interference in this conflict would do no good.  The world was wrong.  It is estimated that 5,000 peacekeeping troops could have saved the 75% of the Tutsi population that was murdered – President Clinton said that his biggest regret in office was not sending help to this war-torn country.

Happy Birthday to…

Walter Camp (1859-1925)
He is known as the “Father of American Football” and gave us the game we recognize today
Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
This fabulous jazz singer, also called “Lady Day”, is known for her renditions of The Man I Love, Billie’s Blues, and God Bless the Child

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James Garner (1928-2014)
From Bret Maverick to Jim Rockford, his characters all seemed to have that same easy-going persona
Francis Ford Coppola (1939- )
He gave us Patton (1970), The Godfather (1972), and another side of Brando in Apocalypse Now (1979)

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Jackie Chan (1954- )
Started his Kung Fu career at age 6 and brought comedy to the fight – finally said he was going to slow down on doing his own stunts at age 58

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Russell Crowe (1964- )
This actor found fame in the Roman Colosseum in Gladiator (2000)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear LORD, You gave Your life so that we may live. Let us look to You for forgiveness, redemption, and salvation.  Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#GoodFriday, #GirlMeTooDay, #NationalBeerDay, #CoffeeCakeDay, #NoHouseworkDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #WalterCamp, #BillieHoliday, #JamesGarner, #FrancisFordCoppola, #JackieChan, #RussellCrowe


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